UPDATE: Police Say Two Injured in Four-Vehicle Crash

Dispatcher reports all injuries are not life-threatening

UPDATE (noon Wednesday): Fairfax County Police said four vehicles — not three — were involved in Tuesday's crash. Also, two victims were sent to the hospital, not three as originally reported.

Incorrect information was provided by dispatchers with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department due to inconsistent reports from 911 callers. 


UPDATE (10:30 p.m.): Three people were transported to Fairfax Inova Hospital following an accident at the intersection of Route 123 and Blake Lane this evening. 

A dispatcher with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department said all three people had non-life-threatening injuries.

A vehicle was hit from behind then overturned at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the dispatcher said.


A three-car accident at Route 123 and Blake Lane in Oakton shut down the intersection at the peak of rush hour Tuesday as emergency crews removed at least one person from their vehicle.

A Fairfax County dispatcher said the call came into rescue units around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.  One of the three vehicles was overturned. One person was stuck inside a vehicle and was being removed by emergency crews, the dispatcher said.

Information about other people involved in the accident, and whether they were injured, is unavailable at this time.

Traffic was backed up on Rt. 123 and Blake Lane for an hour.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Oakton Patch Editor Nicole Trifone contributed to this report.

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J S August 28, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Was about 0.5 mile back when the accident happened. Looked pretty bad -- not sure how a car can flip over if they are going the speed limit and driving responsibly on that stretch. Hopefully no one was seriously hurt.
Ellen August 29, 2012 at 02:01 PM
I live off Blake Ln near the intersection of 123 and have one thing to say drivers who use Black Ln as a cut through .... SLOW DOWN!
Ron August 30, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I've never used Black Ln. Blake Ln is a good cutthrough, but one really needs to pay attention in several different directions. There isn't really any speed involved there - DEFENSIVE DRIVING is!!


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